New Look for Google Play Gets Previewed


Changes are coming to Google Play, like the all-new News section we learned about last week. More than just a new media category, though, the app is set to get a big visual overhaul, as revealed through an early look at Google Play 4.0.

The big change is the Now-ification of Play, throwing out its old dark look for something brighter with big text and big images. While the general structure of the app and the individual screens you’ll see remain unchanged, the presentation gets tweaked enough to make it feel quite new.

You might notice that News doesn’t seem to make an appearance here, but that’s likely due to it being a sever-side change that Google will activate from its end, irrespective of whether or not this new version of the app has arrived. That also brings us to our next mystery, wondering just when this updated Play app will go public. Droid-life managed to have a tipster slip them the APK, but the rest of us could still have a bit of a wait ahead. Google I/O would be a prime time to refresh the the app, but we’re hoping Google doesn’t wait quite that long.

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!